Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Words on Wednesday: Emotions Tell Us about God

Our emotional struggles reflect far more than our battle with people and events; they reveal our deepest questions about God.  Anger asks:  Is God just or will He let the wicked win?  Fear asks: Can I trust God to protect me from harm?  Jealousy asks:  Is God good or will He leave me empty and bless others?  Despair asks:  Will God leave me isolated and alone?  Contempt asks:  Does God love me or will He turn away in disgust?  Shame asks:  Does God love me or will He hate me if He sees me as I really am?

James Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered, p. 65
Adapted from The Cry of the Soul by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III

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